Jeff Langbehn's 21-year tenure as director of the Lake County solid waste district has survived a multimillion-dollar lawsuit settlement, a failed trash-to-ethanol contract costing taxpayers thousands more and a nearly successful legislative attempt to strip his agency's taxing authority.
CROWN POINT | Two garbage-to-energy firms worked to pique the interest of Lake County solid waste officials Wednesday, hoping a past failed contract with another firm hadn't polluted the political waters.
VALPARAISO | Almost everything is set for moving the former Canadian National depot from its current location to the Porter County Career and Technical Center property July 7.
Scrap Metal Services LLC has bought auto parts scrap yards in Gary, Lake Station, Westville and DeMotte.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Board of Public Works has accepted bids from two companies to privatize recycling operations as part of the city's efforts to consolidate multiple departments under the new public works department.
Few words inspire such a literal holding of noses as the word "landfill."
KOUTS | The Town Council will hold a special meeting Thursday to award a rubbish pickup contract.
Lake County residents have blown the lid off a competition to collect plastic bottle caps that will be turned into benches.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave its tentative approval to a 2014 budget that doesn't include a new pension plan for the county solid waste management district.
The collapse of the trash-to-ethanol plan earlier this year killed any political will for a consolidated garbage disposal contract in Lake County, a top waste official says.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Solid Waste Management District will cost county taxpayers more than $7.4 million in public debt payments over the next 16 years.
The Lake County solid waste board should steer clear of commercially unproven processes when considering future plans for consolidating the county's trash disposal, the board's chairman said.
After four years of failed attempts to get a Lake County trash-to-ethanol plant off the drawing room floor, waste district officials unanimously canceled the contract Thursday with a would-be developer.
HOBART | The compost bag program will begin Monday for Hobart residents.
CHICAGO | A labyrinth of conveyor belts, magnets and people move and sort about 600 tons of old plastic bottles, cans and used paper each day.
Plastic and aluminum sit baled ready for shipment to customers at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility.
Spotters sort out materials from paper at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility on Chicago's South Side. The 180,000-square-foot facility processes more than 600 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, tin and cardboard each day. About 1,300 tons came from Northwest Indiana Between Janua…
Cardboard and other recyclable materials are unloaded and then placed on a conveyor system that carries the material through a sorting process at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility where more than 600 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, tin and cardboard are processed each day. Ab…
A series of conveyors and mechanical sorters carry paper and other recyclable material at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility on Chicago's South Side. The facility processes about 650 tons of recyclable waste each day, some of which comes from Northwest Indiana.
Bales of paper ready to be shipped at the Waste Management-Recycling America facility on Chicago's South Side, where it processes more than 600 tons of paper, plastic, aluminum, tin and cardboard each day.
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